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The launching of modern American science, 1846-1876

Author: Robert V Bruce; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987.
Series: Impact of the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bruce, Robert V.
Launching of modern American science, 1846-1876.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987
(OCoLC)570184464
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Bruce; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0394553942 9780394553948
OCLC Number: 14167775
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1988.
Description: x, 446 pages, [4] pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Science in a New World, 1846-1861 --
Science, Technology, and a Rising People, 1846-1861 --
The Governance of Science, 1846-1861 --
War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876. Part One. Science in a New World, 1846-1861. 1. Prologue: 1. The Lay of the Land ; 2. The European Model ; 3. A Procession of Pilgrims ; 4. Agassiz's Boston: The City in Science ; 5. Agassiz's America: The Geography of Science ; 6. Science, American Style: Targets of Opportunity --
7. Becoming a Scientist ; 8. Being a Scientist --
Part Two. Science, Technology, and a Rising People, 1846-1861. 9. Science and Technology in the Public Mind ; 10. The Wherewithal of Science ; 11. The Technological Connection ; 12. The Public Purse ; 13. Bache and Maury, Barons of Bureaucracy ; 14. The Smithsonian, Seedbed of Science ; 15. Soldiers, Sailors, and Scientists --
Part Three. The Governance of Science, 1846-1861. 16. Bache and Company, Architects of American Science ; 17. Support without Strings ; 18. Communication and Conflict ; 19. Liberty and Union: The American Association --
Part Four. War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876. 20. Science and the Shock of War ; 21. War and the Structure of Science ; 22. "Small Potatoes": Science and Technology in Arms ; 23. Many Mansions: The House of Postwar Science ; 24. The New Education ; 25. Taking Stock --
Appendix: A Note on Quantitative Statements.
Series Title: Impact of the Civil War.
Responsibility: by Robert V. Bruce.

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